Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Builders, Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y -- Which Are You? What do you want to do?

Thank you all who were part of the churchwide, women's Sunday school hour. It went by so quickly that I'm not sure where all the time went.

Several ladies have been interested in the generation information that I've been taught or read about, so I thought I would share a little more with you.

The Builders (1901 -- 1942)
  • Also known as "The Greatest Generation" (Tom Brokaw)
  • Experienced -- WWII, the Depression, the invention of FM radio
  • This is a loyal group of ladies who appreciate being respected and want to be communicated to on a personal level.
Gen Y (1981 -- 2002)
  • Experienced -- Waco Compound, OK bombing, Columbine, 911, 1/2 parents are divorced, latch-key kids
  • This group is outside the church walls. They are searching for their identity and for their life paths, careers and mates.
  • This group loves a cause.
  • They are also a "green" generation.
  • She wants to be mentored but not just by one woman, but by many. She wants to know each of their stories.
  • This group wants to meet outside the church.
Generation X (1961 -- 1981)
  • aka The "Me" Generation
  • Experienced: End of Cold War, 1st Female Justice, 2 Shuttle Incidents, Brady Bunch, Color TV, MTV, the invention of the microwave
  • This is a creative generation but often are over-committed.
  • We are called the "Me" generation because we get wrapped up in me, my, and mine. We talk to and sit with our girlfriends. We do things for our kids. We don't extend our borders to reach out to others.
  • We need to put our big girl panties on.
  • God has given each of us gifts to use inside the body of Christ, the church not just within our social circle. Let's use them.
Baby Boomers (1943 -- 1960)
  • Also known as the "Sandwich" Generation because they are parenting their parents and often times may have children at home or have children returning home
  • Experienced -- Vietnam, Anti-war sentiment, MLK, Beatles, Woodstock, the invention of TV and air conditioning -- WOOHOO! Thank you, Boomers.
  • Biggest population -- The information I've read put this group from 72-76 million people strong
  • They started retiring in 2008
  • They are "hoverers." When their adult children have problems, they hover over them until it is worked out, and then they leave.
  • As Mrs. Peggy said it's a generation of women who are in the process of reinventing themselves.
  • Some have said this generation has been catered to since they are the largest.
The bottom line is this every generation is needed in order to make this ministry a success.

I explained how having a "Lost Arts" night might result into some small groups getting together to crochette, knit, quilt and how those groups could be used to minister to other women. This is just one example of how we can be ministering to other women.

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Please continue to pray for this group of women who are seeking God's will for this ministry. We do not want to get ahead of Him in any way.

Thanks again for coming.

His Daughter,


Wednesday, September 2, 2009


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His Daughter,

Kristy Mullins